Selected Papers and Articles

Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, January 2009

Daniel Kryder of Brandeis, a CRRJ collaborating researcher, organized the roundtable, “Facing the Anti-Civil Rights Movement: White Reaction in Mississippi and the South” for SPSA’s Annual Meeting on January 8, 2009, in New Orleans.  Participants presented the following papers, which are available from their respective authors.

  • David Cunningham, Brandeis University, Institutional Vigilantism: The Rise of the Civil Rights-era in “Progressive” North Carolina
  • Daniel Kryder, Brandeis University, Police Chief Ben C. Collins and Law Enforcement in Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1961-1966
  • Margaret Burnham, Northeastern University, Anti-Civil Rights Violence:The Case of Southwest Mississippi
  • Jennifer Irons, Hamilton College, “This of course will be Blamed on White People:” Whiteness and and the Interpretation of Civil Rights Violence in Mississippi
  • Joseph Luders, Yeshiva University, The Economics of White Backlash in the Civil Rights Era South: The Case of Mississippi Freedom Summer

Crimes of the Civil Rights Era Conference, April 2007

Academic Articles

  • Anthony V. Alfieri, Prosecuting Race, 48 Duke L.J. 1157 (1999).
  • Anthony V. Alfieri, Retrying Race, 101 Mich. L. Rev. 1141 (2003).
  • S. Willoughby Anderson, The Past on Trial: Birmingham, The Bombing, and Restorative Justice, 96 Cal. L. Rev. 471 (2008).
  • Donald Q. Cochran, Ghosts of Alabama: The Prosecution of Bobby Frank Cherry for the Bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, 12 Mich. J. Race & L. 1 (2006).
  • Joseph W. Gill, Mississippi Justice at Last: The Trials and Convictions of Beckwith, Bowers and Kille, Prosecutor July-Aug. 2007, 26.
  • Elizabeth Latif, Apologetic Justice: Evaluating Apologies Tailored Toward Legal Solutions, 81 B.U. L. Rev. 289 (2001).
  • Mary Ellen Maatman, Speaking Truth to Memory: Lawyers and Resistance to the End of White Supremacy, 50 How. L.J. 1 (2006).
  • Janis L. McDonald, Heroes or Spoilers? The Role of the Media in the Prosecutions of Unsolved Civil Rights Era Murders, 34 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 797 (2008).
  • Martha Minow, Foreword: Why Retry? Reviving Dormant Racial Justice Claims, 101 Mich. L. Rev. 1133 (2003).
  • Athena Mutua, Restoring Justice to Civil Rights Movement Activists?: New Historiography and the Long Civil Rights Era, Buffalo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-12
  • Melissa Nobles, The Prosecution of Human Rights Violations, 13 Ann. Rev. of Political Sci. 165-182 (2010).
  • Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Chapter 17 Addressing the Racial Divide: Reparations, 20 Harv. BlackLetter L.J. 115 (2004).
  • Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Tulsa Reparations: The Survivors? Story, 24 B.C. Third World L.J. 13 (2004).
  • Margaret M. Russell, Cleansing Moments and Retrospective Justice, 101 Mich. L. Rev. 1225 (2003).
  • Margaret M. Russell, Reopening the Emmett Till Case: Lessons and Challenges for Critical Race Practice, 73 Fordham L. Rev. 2101 (2005).
  • Todd Taylor, Exorcising the Ghosts of a Shameful Past: The Third Trial and Conviction of Byron de la Beckwith, 16 B.C. Third World L.J. 359 (1996).
  • Eric K. Yamamoto et al., American Racial Justice on Trial–Again: African American Reparations, Human Rights, and the War on Terror, 101 Mich. L. Rev. 1269 (2003).